Comic: The War on Terror
An intelligence-based approach to airport screening
Good news from Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano: she and her people are moving toward an "intelligence-based" approach to how they screen travelers.
Ten years in, that seems like a terrific idea.
Unless of course you're Muslim. Or a Sikh. Or have a dark suntan. Or have spent any vacation during the past 20 years at a destination other than Disneyland (the one in California, not one 'a them furrin ones).
The problem with taking an "intelligence-based approach" to screening, of course, is the presumption of intelligence on the part of the screeners. And their bosses.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).